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alternative to windows media?

291 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2006 6:57 PM by dsvphd RSS
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Aug 13, 2006 8:23 AM
I'm not sure where to ask this. I want to watch a video on a website, it comes only as windows media, which I've got, but it always freezes part way through the 3-5 min. clip.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
imac, Mac OS X (10.4.7), G5
  • winstano Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2006 8:26 AM (in response to dsvphd)
    Download "Flip4mac"...

    It's a plugin for quicktime, which automatically allows QT to play WMV files
    20" iMac G5 (isight), Mac OS X (10.4.3), 500GB Hard Drive, 2.5GB RAM
  • Eric Kracinski Level 6 Level 6 (15,925 points)
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    Aug 13, 2006 5:36 PM (in response to dsvphd)
    Is THIS the one you downloaded, or did you get it from somewhere else?

    Try restarting and running the installer again.

    BTW, what browser are you using? That sounds like a Firefox error that I used to receive until I installed this F4M plugin.
    First Gen 20" G5 iMac, 2GB Patriot RAM, 2GHz BlackBook, 2GB Patriot RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.7), OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB/FW drive, Brother HL-2040 laser printer
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Aug 13, 2006 6:49 PM (in response to dsvphd)
    Make sure you repaired permissions after the installation?

    If you are still having problems install VLC media player. Works the same as Flip4Mac. It's best to have both anyways.
    G5 20' iMac w/iSight/Remote, 2.5GB RAM, 250GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Pappi's New Bling Bling Toy!

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